Careers in Sociology

Learn about the career paths of UNL students and recent graduates.


  • Case Worker, State of Nebraska
  • Child Specialist Aid, Behaven Kids
  • Community Organizer, Nebraska Appleseed
  • Disability Services Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual
  • Juvenile Diversion Specialist, Cedars Youth Services
  • Marketing Assistant, Bridge Behavioral Health
  • Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Denver Public Schools
  • Owner, Fizz Shop
  • Program Support, Better Living Counseling
  • Project Assistant, UNL Bureau of Sociological Research
  • Project Associate, UNL Bureau of Sociological Research
  • Receptionist, Lutheran Family Services
  • Surveillance Investigator, Veracity Research Corporation
  • Teachers Assistant, Family Science
  • Therapeutic Mentor, St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services for Women

Further Education

  • Community and Regional Planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Human Development & Family Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Early Childhood, Emporia State
  • Education: Adult Education and HRD, James Madison University
  • K-12 Counseling, Missouri Baptist
  • Law, University of Chicago
  • Liberal Studies, University of Memphis
  • MBA, Northeastern State University
  • Nursing, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy, College of St. Mary
  • Physical Therapy Assistant, Southeast Community College
  • Sociology, University at Albany-SUNY
  • Sociology, University of North Carolina
  • Sports Management, Liberty University

What else can you do with a degree in Sociology?

There are many possible fields that students can enter with a sociology degree. The American Sociological Association (ASA) is a wonderful source for information on career options and employment opportunities for those with a B.A. in Sociology.

Some examples of career paths for different sociological focuses:

    • Careers in: Criminal justice; Law; Case work
    • Careers in: Human and family services; Social work; Counseling
    • Careers in: Health and allied professions; Public health; Health education
    • Careers in: Non-profit community organizations; Personnel/Human resources; Government; NGOs; Law
    • Careers in: Data collection and analysis; Program evaluation; Marketing
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